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8 Killer Celeb Halloween Costumes (That Are Also Simple and Affordable) - Huffington Post
"halloween costumes" - Google News - Oct 21, 2014

8 Killer Celeb Halloween Costumes (That Are Also Simple and Affordable)
Huffington Post
From the slickest world leader and Canada most perplexing teen star, to one of the most explosive TV shows in A&E history, here are our top eight celebrity costume inspirations. Looking for something different? Check out other Halloween costumes for ...

Death of Wolverine - Dead on Arrival - The Escapist
cosplay - Google News - Oct 21, 2014

The Escapist

Death of Wolverine - Dead on Arrival
The Escapist
The Death of Wolverine takes one of Marvel's most iconic characters and subjects him to an anemic demise that underwhelms at almost every turn. Death of Wolverine doesn't work. Don't get me wrong, it's a book with some damn fine qualities. The artwork ...


The Great Cosplay Road Trip
Similar to Anna Fischer's Wild Places, which photographs cosplayers in unique and remote spots (with amazing results), this campaign - called The Journey Beyond - wants to take cosplay all over California "to discover new shoot locations where we will ...

International Business Times

Halloween Costumes For Couples 2014: Dress Up As Favorite TV Characters ...
International Business Times
once upon a time date night halloween costumes "Once Upon A Time" fans might be dressing up like the show's fan favorite couple Hook (Colin O'Donoghue) and Emma (Jennifer Morrison) for Halloween this year. ABC/Jack Rowand. Halloween is almost ...

Chattanooga Times Free Press

Hot for Halloween: This year's costumes range from cutesy store-bought to ...
Chattanooga Times Free Press
"October is our biggest retail sales month for Goodwill thrift stores here due to people wanting to make Halloween costumes you can't find anywhere else," Goodwill communications coordinator Mary Lockhart says. "For the first time ever this year, we've ...
Ebola Halloween Costumes: Hazmat Suits Not Very Popular, Stores SayInternational Business Times
Mom-Tested: last-minute Halloween costumesU-T San Diego
DIY Halloween CostumesOnward State
Bustle -Dallas Morning News

The Week Magazine

Girls on Film: It's time to push back against 'sexy' costumes for girls
The Week Magazine
In recent years, the Halloween costume industry has pushed 'sexy' costumes that hurt boys and girls alike. Enough is enough. By Monika Bartyzel | October 17, 2014. Cady didn't get the memo about turning her "ex-wife" costume into a "sexy ex-wife" costume.

Autumn Is in the Air, but for Marketers, Christmas Has Already Begun
NYT > Halloween - Oct 16, 2014
In the last few years, Christmas campaigns have started earlier as retailers and marketers, worried about an uncertain economy, seek to gather their rosebuds — and holiday shopping dollars — while they may.


Cosplay Is Not Consent: The People Fighting Sexual Harassment at Comic Con
“I had to physically stop two people from putting hands on me," said Alana Leilani. Dressed as Lady Rainicorn from Adventure Time, she described one of many harassments she experienced at last year's New York Comic Con. “One stopped after I pushed ...
WGTC 2014 New York Comic-Con Cosplay GalleryWe Got This Covered
The Comic Book World Is Getting Safer for Women, But the Gaming World IsnTIME
Comics AM | Cosplay, and the fight against harassmentComic Book Resources
Albany Times Union (blog) -Science FictionBleeding Cool News

No, The Rise Of Cosplay Is Not A Bad Sign For The U.S. Economy
Let me get this out of the way first: I don cosplay. But I think James Pethokoukis writing at The Week was pretty far off when he wrote that the rise of cosplay is a bad sign for the U.S. economy. Jim looked at Japan, which has suffered from a long ...

Five Reasons Why Halloween Sucks Right Now
Westword (blog)
No kids wear homemade Halloween costumes anymore, which pulls a huge chunk of enterprising spirit out of the holiday -- but even worse, the store-bought costume industry is turning tykes into Vegas strip-club performers. Now adults are following suit,

It’s Alive! And It Grows Into a Jack-o’-Lantern
NYT > Halloween - Oct 13, 2014
With the strangely shaped “pumpkinstein,” a California farmer found a way to carve himself a piece of the $7 billion in business Halloween now generates.

San Diego Reader

Cute, not crass
San Diego Reader
#Every fall, the costume industry rolls out a fresh crop of sexified costumes for the ladies that range from the unintentionally hysterical to the downright absurd. #Skimpy is fine, but a lack of creativity is not. Just because the Family Guy is a ...

Halloween 2014: Top 10 Most Popular Costumes In The DC/Maryland/Virginia ...
The Viking invasion has taken the costume industry by surprise. Thanks to a popular show on the History Channel, Viking costumes are more in demand than they have been in years. Viking costumes are going fast, and we have had to reorder Viking helmets

The Week Magazine

Why the rise of cosplay is a bad sign for the U.S. economy
The Week Magazine
When you're disillusioned with the reality of your early adult life, dressing up like Doctor Who starts looking better and better. It's not to say that all or even most cosplay aficionados are struggling to find work. It's only to say that any rise in ...
Journalist Claims That the Popularity of Cosplay is a Sign Of the US ...Anime News Network
Snobs Demean The Economics Of CosplayWEBCommentary

This Sexy Halloween Costume Does Not Need to Exist, But It Does — PHOTO
Bustle (satire) (press release) (registration)
I don't know why or how this Halloween costume exists, mostly because I don't think I'm at the level where I can understand such insanity. Just like the sexy Olaf costume inspired by Frozen, and that sexy Sherlock costume, the Halloween costume ...

Halloween Costumes for Little Girls​ Scare This Mom to Death​ - The Stir
"costume industry" - Google News - Sep 26, 2014

The Stir

Halloween Costumes for Little Girls​ Scare This Mom to Death​
The Stir
It's the costume industry's insistence on separating girls and boys in places where there is no reason they can't be gender neutral that gets my goat. Because to go Halloween shopping is to be launched into the 1960s, where little boys can wear pants ...

Marvels in Morphsuits
BQ Live
“We are constantly challenging ourselves to see what we can do with our products to stay ahead of the global costume industry. In the early days, the impact from the six coloured suits that we launched was amazing. That was enough to create the buzz.”.

Attraction Unmasked
NYT > Halloween - Nov 3, 2013
Poems about Halloween's erotic underpinnings were “found” last week in the Missed Connections section of

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